Alto sale high despite the auto-sector burnout

Maruti Suzuki Alto was the only car to sell more than two lakh units in India despite a 12.3 percentile decrease in automobile sale in the year 2019. By Arghyadeep Dutta Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitaraman blamed the millenials who, “Prefer to use ride-hailing services such as Ola and Uber… and do not want to […]

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Spending on mobile gaming at record high

A new study shows that consumers are tilting more towards mobile gaming with every passing year By Niket Nishant Bengaluru: The scourge of parents worldwide and the addiction of almost every teenager is a booming industry growing every year. A study conducted by App Annie, a data-provider for the mobile market globally, showed that in […]

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Threadbare lives of Bengaluru’s seamstresses

More than 90 percent of home-based garment workers can be called ‘forced laborers’ as they are paid less than the state stipulated minimum wage. By Jagriti Parakh While walking down the narrow lanes of Hosahalli, through the dimly lit basement shops along Mysore Road, and across the dystopian concrete buildings in Peenya and BTM Layout […]

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Restaurants take the offline route

Deep discounts provided by various food delivery applications have become a reason for restaurants to withdraw their collaboration with them. By Shubhangi Mathur In the wake of #logout campaign launched by National Restaurants Association of India (NRAI), more than 2500 restaurants have logged out of the food delivering aggregators across the nation. Many restaurants are […]

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E –wallets, breeding ground for cyber criminals

According to cybercrime police, the number of digital wallets or e-wallet fraud cases has increased rapidly after various online platforms opened for payments and money transfer. By Archita Chakraborty Bangalore: In recent years, the tech city, Bangalore, has experienced a rapid increase in the number of digital wallets or e-wallet fraud cases. The number of […]

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Dual MRP – Oblivious customers, obvious fraud

After the central government’s ban on dual Maximum Retail Price (MRP), some companies have come up with a way to circumvent the law and most customers are unaware. By Apoorva GS Processed food manufacturing companies are selling water, soft drinks, and snacks at higher prices at malls, railway stations, bus stands, airports and hotels. To […]

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‘Mani’ or Money – The difference is fake currency

It has been observed that RBI’s ‘Mani’ app for the visually impaired sometimes detects fake currency bills or even scrap paper as real money. Archita Chakaraborty “MANI” or Mobile Aided Note Identifier application by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI)  is going haywire, as the app is now also identifying bus tickets and fake currency […]

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